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are important for the role of pakistan and many others. with that, let me turn to our three speakers, each of whom will speak for summer between six and ten minute roughly speaking and then we will open up to questions or dialogue with respect to the audience. we will start with jim, if you are ready, give you the floor. >> my response ability for afghanistan goes back to 2001 and is fair to say the time was present for creation of the current regime and i start by looking back and try to spot the things we did wrong at the time and it strikes me there were three fundamental errors two of which i perceive that the time and tried to do something about and one of which i failed to proceed entirely and did nothing about. one was the decision not to deploy any american or international peacekeepers in the country. we have a country with no police force and no army and we decided security would be an afghan responsibility after the fall of the taliban. i think that was a major mistake. the second was to allow the coalition we successfully built for the war and the peace conference disintegrate.
pakistan, with respect to the important issues regarding the region. we called the event "back to the future." some people have spoken before about this, and what we mean by that. i think we will let that emerged as the discussion goes on. we know we have a lot of fundamental issues to talk about. certainly, military presence has been an issue talked about in the newspapers all lot. governance is an important issue. technical issues, such as what type of agreements might be signed between the u.s. and afghanistan, are important. the role of pakistan. many others. with that, let me turn to our three speakers, each of whom will speak for six to 10 minutes, roughly speaking. then we'll open it up to dialogue, with the audience. i will give you the floor. >> my responsibilities for afghanistan go back to 2001. it is fair to say i was present at the creation of at least the current regime in kabul. i started by looking back and trying to spot the things we did wrong. it strikes me that there were three fundamental errors, two of which are perceived at the time and tried to do someth
to pakistan's foreign minister. according to one international ranking, pakistan ranks as the 34th most corrupt country in the world. it is not surprising that people are protesting. >> corruption that is a challenge in pakistan, like in many other countries. we are doing whatever we can and we intend to do more. we think that is very different than the type of person you are talking about, the person that has absolutely no credentials. staying for the last six years or more in canada. they are challenging pakistan and the fears of 180 million people. challenging the system or we have paid the price to put that in place in pakistan. >> you are talking about the clerics that have called on people to protest. but we talked to you about relations between washington and islamabad. one of the sticking points have been u.s. drone strikes within pakistan. there have been seven droned strikes within the past few weeks. have you come to the conclusion that these drones strikes are useful for pakistan? >> absolutely not. the point has been made for the last many years that they would be productiv
soldiers, which the military blamed on pakistan. he added that this should not derail stronger cross border ties. >> this is completely unacceptable. but at the same time, it's very important we make sure that whatever has happened may not -- should not be escalated. >> the indian military says a deadly gunfight with pakistani forces took place on tuesday. two indian soldiers were killed, one injured. it says the remains of the dead soldiers were mutilated. pakistan denies the negotiation. they have resumed comprehensive talks, which include the delicate subject of kashmir to try to improve bilateral relationship. another gunfight killed one pakistani soldier and injured another. observers say such incidents threaten to harm relations between the two nuclear neighbors. >>> politics in pakistan is heading for a potentially game-changing moment. former sporting hero turned politics enran kahn is wins legions of fans with his fierce stance against u.s. military policy and with parliamentary elections due by may, there is everything to play for. nhk world reports. >> reporter: imuran khan is ri
. in november, pakistan released 18 of the taliban members by request. they are trying to transform the afghan taliban into a political force. a director from the atlantic council says releasing them may not help the pakistan any people in the long run. -- the pakistani people in the long run. >> there is a very real possibility of sanctuary, as well as militants that have been fighting with the taliban against the state of pakistan, so pakistan risks of not if the taliban comes back to power. that is something it certainly does not favor. it also does not favor that they have control of the border territory. >> now, the latest in our series, looking ahead to 2013. elections scheduled in may of next year in pakistan. it will be the first time the government has completed a full five-year term. and some issues are more basic. our reporter explains. >> the shelves are stocked, but there are few customers. one family has run this vegetables and fruit stand for over 25 years, but their business has been struggling in recent years. >> the customers are very worried. their monthly income is just not
will not be shown in pakistan. distributors there say they're worried about how the public will react. the oscar nominated "zero dark thirty" depicts a cia analyst tracking down the former a qaeda leader in pakistan. u.s. forces killed him in a hideout near islamabad in may 2011. a marketing manager at a movie distributor says many pakistanis sympathize with bin laden and are frustrated with the u.s. military operation in the country. >> there are sentiments of the public towards taliban or towards, you know, osama. and this -- we might hurt -- this film is hurting that. >> last september thousands of pakistanis protested against another u.s.-made film. they claimed insulted the prophet muhammad. more than 20 people died in clashes with police. pakistani authorities have since blocked access to the video-sharing website youtube. they've also banned sales of video games showing u.s. troops fighting terrorists in pakistan. >>> wildlife officials in malaysia are investigating the mysterious deaths of endangered elephants. the thai navy blocked them from landing on soil. it's the latest incident in
. she's expected to return in the next several weeks for another operation. >>> politics in pakistan is heading for a game changing moment. former sporting hero is winning fans with his fierce stance against u.s. military policy. >> reporter: the 60-year-old is in pakistan. across the country, tens and thousands wait to hear him speak. he once became famous on the field of pakistan's most popular sport, cricket. as captain of the national team in 1992, he thrilled the nation when pakistan won their first ever cricket world cup. khan later moved into politics, establishing his own political party, the pakistan movement for justice. his clean-cut image won popularity, especially among the underage groups. power in pakistan has traditionally swung back and forth between the two big parties but corruption has left the nation's politics in turmoil. voters are increasingly movement for justice is expected to make major gains in the upcoming election. >> they will be wiped out. they will be destroyed in the elections. they will lose so therefore there is a great desire for change. >> report
to the to union, the former ambassador and the former secretary of pakistan to be hosted by the atlantic council here in washington, this is about 90 minutes. >> we are delighted to have you all. we are delighted to have our distinguished guests. it's pretty rare i think that you get three extraordinary ambassadors sitting next to one another each of whom has tremendous familiarity with the subject. on the council itself has been working on these issues for quite a number of years. this is actually the fourth anniversary of the salvation center. some of you may remember a few years ago the council did a very substantial report with respect to afghanistan. the then head of the council and the national security adviser was involved with some of the people in the audience involved frigate and we followed up on some of that work continuously over the last several years could get this is the latest installment if you will. i think that we all know that we are at an inflection point with respect to afghanistan to read a lot of the important decisions coming. president karzai is here to meet with presi
to the important issues regarding pakistan, with respect to the important issues regarding the region. we called the event "back to the future." some people have spoken before about this, and what we mean by that. i think we will let that emerged as the discussion goes on. we know we have a lot of fundamental issues to talk about. certainly, military presence has been an issue talked about in the newspapers all lot. governance is an important issue. technical issues, such as what type of agreements might be signed between the u.s. and afghanistan, are important. the role of pakistan. many others. with that, let me turn to our three speakers, each of whom will speak for six to 10 minutes, roughly speaking. then we'll open it up to dialogue, with the audience. i will give you the floor. >> my responsibilities for afghanistan go back to 2001. it is fair to say i was present at the creation of at least the current regime in kabul. i started by looking back and trying to spot the things we did wrong. it strikes me that there were three fundamental errors, two of which are perceived at the time and tr
are entering their fourth day. training camps and logistic depots were bombed. in pakistan the government is removing staff for failing to provide security after 96 people were killed in twin bombings on thursday. most of the victims shia muslims. in pakistan a cleric has begun what he calls a strong -- long march from the city of lahore to the capital of is not bad. he once sweeping electoral reforms, but critics say he does want to upset elections later this year. >> he is only 12 years old, but that is old enough to be immersed in politics in pakistan. >> the government is wrong. they have made our life helle. >> some have thrown their support behind a canadian- pakistani crcleric. his message resonates with people fed up with the breakdown of law and order and an increase of corruption and inflation. many are so angry that even mothers with no relation to the clerics s say they are ready to sacrifice their children. >> i told my children not to be afraid of bullets. take the bullet in your chest. we want change and revolution. our society will not move forward until we become selfless
, thank you. >> brown: still to come on the "newshour": bombings in pakistan claim more than 100 lives; the new ability to pay mortgage lending rules; political uncertainty in venezuela and hollywood's take on the hunt for osama bin laden. but first, the other news of the day. here's hari sreenivasan. >> sreenivasan: vice president biden will send his recommendations to curb gun violence to president obama by tuesday. the vice president held another round of meetings on the topic in washington today. this time, including sporting groups as well as the powerful national rifle association and others. mr. biden said a consensus is emerging for tightening background checks and banning high-capacity ammunition magazines. >> there's got to be some common ground here to not solve every problem but diminish the probability that what we've seen in these mass shootings will occur and diminish the probability that our children are at risk in their schools. >> sreenivasan: late today, the n.r.a. issued a statement saying it was disappointed that the discussions focused mainly on what it called an
in pakistan as protesters accused the military of killing civilians. quite a nightmare. japan's two main airlines grounded the dreamliner after another emergency. -- this is al jazeera, live from doha. french troops are getting ready for their first face-to-face battles with rebels in mali. until now, the french have said they would only provide air and logistical support to the maili -- malian army. >> today the ground forces are in the process of deploying. until now we had some forces in the capital to secure the population, are nationals, and european nationals, and to secure the city. now the french forces are reaching the north. >> nigeria is sending 200 soldiers as part of a multinational west african force that will number more than 3000. let's look at where the troops are headed. french soldiers have already joined the mali troops 400 kilometers north of bamako. nazanine moshiri is in the capital. where are french troops now exactly? are they in rebel-held territory? >> diabaly is a town which is in the government-controlled area, in the north. the french are surrounding the tow
arrangements as most international forces prepare to withdraw from afghanistan by the end of 2014. >>> pakistan says one of its soldiers has been killed in a skirmish with indian troops in cash mick, the fourth exchange of fire in the disputeded region already this year. simmering tensions threaten to derail efforts to improve cross-border ties. the pakistani military says indian troops started the firefight on tuesday night. the indian side admits there was an exchange of fire but claims pakistani troops shot first. the nuclear-armed neighbors resumed talks in 2011 to try to improve their relationship. the delicate subject of kashmir was a topic of discussion. india and pakistani troops scuffled three times just last week in kashmir with both sides reporting fatalities. indian prime minister manmohan singh on tuesday criticized pakistan. he said the relationship could no longer be considered business as usual. >>> pakistan also faces mounting trouble at home at home. a massive anti-government demonstration in the capital entered its third day on thursday. the protest expressed -- faced another
. nhk world. >>> four days of anti-government protests in pakistan have come to an end. patchari raksawong joins us from bangkok with an update on the situation. patchari, good evening. >> good evening, gene. the protests may be over but the problems remain in pakistan. supporters of influential cleric qadri were demanding the government resign for rampant corruption. it called for the end of demonstrations on thursday. with elections approaching, pakistan faces more difficult weeks ahead. we have this report from islamabad. >> reporter: qadri declared victory in front of supporters as the four-day protest ended thursday. the muslim cleric said the government agreed to dissolve parliament before march 16th and hold free and fair elections within 90 days. protests in islamabad began monday. tens of thousands were there to denounce official corruption and demand resignation of the government. some say the military was covered with supporting qadri who undermined the government ahead of elections. political power has swung back and forth in pakistan between the two main parties. all
in pakistan have come to an end. patchari raksawong joins us from bangkok with an update on the situation. >> good evening, gene. the protests may be over but the problems remain in pakistan. supporters of influential cleric qadri were demanding the government resign for rampant corruption. it called for the end of demonstrations on thursday. with elections approaching, pakistan faces more difficult weeks ahead. we have this report from islamabad. >> reporter: qadri declared victory in front of supporters as the four-day protest ended thursday. the muslim cleric said the government agreed to dissolve parliament before march 16th and hold free and fair elections within 90 days. protests in islamabad began monday. tens of thousands were there to denounce official corruption and demand resignation of the government. some say the military was covered with supporting qadri who undermined the government ahead of elections. political power has swung back and forth in pakistan between the two main parties. allegation of corruption and other irregularities are commonplace. military coups have wors
for some of the 120 victims of a series of deadly bombings across pakistan. british police say the child abuse by the late bbc presenter jimmy expands six decades. he could have been prosecuted if the allegations were taken more seriously. and cybercops warn of the growing threats from online crime. welcome to "bbc world news." also in this program, the first official portrait of the duchess of cambridge. we'll find out what kate makes of it. and they whistle while they work, the can anywherey island children learning an ancient language that sounds like bird songs. hello, more than 120 people are now learned to have died in a series of bomb attacks in pakistan. the deadliest attack was a double bombing which left 95 people dead. the targets were members of the minority shiite sect. our correspondent is there with more. >> yesterday there were two incidents, in one, insurgents claimed attacking the paramilitary forces. but the bigger attack was on sectarian group and it was basically in an area predominantly populated by the shiite minority in pakistan. and it seems the target was quite
's influential board and has served as a senior advisor as recently as 2011 for afghanistan and pakistan. ladies and gentlemen, dean vali nasr. [cheers and applause] now, when you think of provocative conversation on the big foreign policy challenge of the day you have to think about our next debater. his program on cnn is seen in over 200 countries worldwide but he's anything but a talking head on tv. he writes a column for "the washington post" and is the edit or "time" magazine. please welcome back to the munk debate stage journalist fareed zakaria. [cheers and applause] now we're moments from getting our debate under way but before we hear opening statements, once again, i need this audience assist answer to make sure our debaters stay on time in terms of their opening and closing remark and we move forward as a debate together. so you will see this countdown clock, this clock appear. when it reaches zero applaud. this will let our debaters know that their time is over for their opening and closing statements. before we kick off the debate let's see how the 3,000 people gathered today voted
. >>> pakistan and other countries have been targets of drone strikes used in counter-terrorism operations by the u.s. it announced on thursday that the team will look into the legality of drones and their affect on civilians. the office of the u.n. high commissioner for human rights is assigning a group of specialists to review drone attacks. it announced on thursday that the team will look into the legality of drones and their affect on civilians. the united states has used remote controlled, unmanned aircraft to carry out strikes against armed militants in countries including pakistan, afghanistan and yemen. the u.n. special repertoire on human rights and counterterrorism announces that the inquiry will focus on the civilian impact of the use of drones and other forms of targeted killing. it will do a critical examination of civilian casualties with a view to making recommendations to the u.n. general assembly. pakistanis are growing increasingly critical of the attacks. they claim they are a violation of their country's sovereignty and have killed many civilians. a spokesperson for the
government calls it an execution. a series of bomb blasts in pakistan claimed the lives of more than 100 people, many more injured. the nominations are out with lincoln leading the oscar pack. silver lining playbook has racked up an accomplishment not seen in 30 years. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and also around the globe. three kurdish women have been shot dead in paris in what police described as execution- style killings. one is being identified as the co-founder of the kurdish independent group that has been in an armed struggle with the kurdish government since the 1980's. >> by the time the bodies were removed this morning, riot police were forming a cordon around the murder scene. among them, the yellow hot militant groups. the women were found in a locked room of the information center. they had been shot in the head. the interior minister promised a thorough investigation. they were executed, he said, an extremely grave matter. three women were turkish born activists, the key figure was a co-founder of the group in the 1970's. another was the represent
workers, six women have been killed in a drive by shooting in northwest pakistan. police say they were shot dead by gunmen on motorbikes. all of the victims are said to be pakistani citizens. >> unfortunately aide workers have been targeted in the past. health workers, nine of them were shot done. they have all been involved in pakistan's polio vaccination drive. at that time they did not say they carried out the attacks but they have been spreading rumors and suspicions for many years now saying that somehow these health workers are working for a western agenda by gathering intelligence or sterilizing muse limb children. there were seven workers all working at this children's community center that just finished a shift, they were getting into their van and driving off. it was sprayed with bullets. of them were women teach ares, two of them were health workers. >> at least two people have been killed in a port city. police say another 50 were wounded. reports suggest the bomb was planted on a motorcycle in a crowded area and exploded by remote control. and staying in pakistan u.n. heal
, or instead, a different kind of mission? and pakistan in particular, the safe havens that are in pakistan, what kind of policy will you have? thank you. >> the mission will be fundamentally different. just to repeat, our main reason , should we have troops in afghanistan post-2014, at the invitation of the afghan government, will be to make sure that we are training, assisting, and advising afghan security forces who have taken the lead and are responsible for security throughout afghanistan and and interest the united states has, the reason we went into first place, is to make sure that al qaeda and its affiliates cannot launch an attack against the united states or other countries from afghanistan. we believe we can achieve that mission in a way that is very different from the very active presence that we have had in afghanistan over the last 11 years. president karzai has emphasized the strains that u.s. troop presence is in afghan villages, for example, has created. that will not be a strain if there is a follow-up operation because that will not be our responsibility. that will be th
of the world. >> yeah. there is one such conflict. a drive by shooting in pakistan left several aide workers dead. >> the attack took place outside the capitol. it is unclear who was responsible it. follows the killing of nine workers in pakistan last month. >> well, some people in russia may be waking up to a new year's hangover today. but those that like their vodka might have to dig a little deeper to afford it. >> that is because moscow imposed a hefty tax on the spirit in a bid to curb the country's high alcoholism rate. >> russia's favorite beverage got a lot more expensive. they will have to swallow a new alcohol tax. russians are trying to laugh it off. >> i used to get to know a man and he would buy me a fine bottle of bubbly, now it barely buys a cheap sparkling wine. it is a real shame. >> the kremlin wants russians to drink less. alcohol ads banned since last summer and the new tax hike is an attempt to quench the country's thirst for hard liquor. many believe it is not dangerous if they only drink a little. but it is. you don't have to be an alcoholic to die from drinking too mu
as a senior advisor recently as 2011 for afghanistan and pakistan to the late richard holbrook, former munk bedator. now, when you think of provocktiff conversation on the big foreign policy challenges of the day you have to think about our next debator. his flagship global affairs program on cnn is seen in over 200 countries worldwide. but he is anything but a talking head on cable tv. he writes a highly respected column for the "washington post" and is the editor at large of time magazine. his numerous best-selling books include the post american world and the future of freedom. now, we are just moments from getting our debate under way but before we hear opening statements once again i am going to need this audience's assistance as the night goes on to make sure our debators stay on time in terms of their opening and closing remarks and that we move forward as a debate together. so you will see this countdown clock appear when it reaches 0 applaud this will let our debators know that their time is over for their opening and closing statements. and finally before we kick off the debate le
personally intervened to resolve a diplomatic crises and difficult places from pakistan and afghanistan to egypt and sudan. and i really look forward to working with you on some of the challenging issues as it faces the country in the world but we start back to something and number of senators have referred to in your opening statement which you said. i just want to say i've been deeply encouraged by your response to senator shaheen's comments and senator rubio. we are sadly foreign commercial service woefully underrepresented and wherever opportunity to advocate for american business and american values and as you know i chaired to the hearings on this. we are about to come out with a report from the subcommittee and i would be interested as the first of my several questions and how you see has successfully competing with china which has a rapidly growing footprint across africa in both economic opportunities and in our differing values agenda and what that makes doing for and how you would address that as secretary e and senator coons were a terrific team with respect to africa and i
not resolve the standoff. >>> indian prime minister manmohan singh said relations with pakistan are no longer business as usual. he's criticizing pakistanis for what he called a barbaric act in the disputed region of kashmir. the indian and pakistani militaries fought three times last week along the line that divides them. soldiers on both sides were killed. indian government officials have asked their pakistani counterparts to investigate the deaths of two indian soldiers whose bodies were mutilated. the pakistanis have dismissed the allegations as propaganda. india and pakistan have fought two wars over kashmir. diplomats started talking again two years ago to improve ties. but indians have been demanding that their leaders take a hard-line stance since the fighting resumed. >>> transport safety is a constant issue in egypt. a military train derailed just south of cairo early otuesday. at least 19 people were killed and over 100 injured. the train was traveling from central egypt to cairo carrying 1,300 soldiers. the last two cars detached and derailed. one of the soldiers said there were p
came. >> funding for this presentation -- hundreds came. >> to pakistan where police say more than 100 people have been killed in separate bombings in the country. the death toll has climbed and many more people have been injured. >> a bomb in the center that appears to have targeted soldiers. and then an attack at a religious gathering, 20 killed at this time. and in the evening, the bombing in an area where members share a muslim minority. journalists and onlookers have gathered at the site. and the building collapsed. scores of people, according to the police, have been killed. there are groups whose main aim is to target the shia muslims. hundreds have been killed. the authorities fail, and they find a way to end the bloodshed. >> reporting on a violent day in pakistan. barack obama announced he is nominating the white house chief of staff as america opposing new treasury secretary. saying he has his complete trust. he will replace timothy geithner that does not wish to serve a second term. the vice president continued his meetings on how to curb gun violence in america. he wants t
orders for 848 dreamliners from more than 50 airlines worldwide. >>> political deadlock in pakistan between the government and judiciary shows no sign of easing. patchari raksawong has this update on the situation. >> the pakistani government's anti-corruption chief has rejected an order from the supreme court for the arrest of prime minister raja pervez ashraf. the political climate remains tense as anti-government demonstrations in islamabad entered their fourth day. local media reported that the head of the national accountability bureau, fasih bokhari, declined to arrest the prime minister. bokhari apparently told the supreme court that his investigations are incomplete. the court's demand for the arrest of prime minister rocked pakistan on tuesday. the order relates to charges ashraf took bribes when he was minister for water and power. meanwhile, tens of thousands of anti-government protesters remain camped out near parliament. protest leader and muslim cleric mohammad kadri has labeled the government a bunch of thieves and demanded they resign. >> translator: god heard our pr
. that means there is huge room for catching up. and then, of course, there is pakistan, bangladesh, vietnam, many countries in asia. so i'm quite optimistic about the long term growth prospect of asia as a whole. >> reporter: the asian economy has stayed relatively firm despite a recession in europe and a slowdown in the u.s. but kudo points out that more cooperation is needed in the region to prepare for further headwinds. >> i think countries should create more to try to stabilize interregional relationship. most of the countries have no capital and they trade freely. it has been at the center of the regional cooperation in asia and it needs regional development and will continue to be so or they must strengthen their activities in the area of regional corporation integration. >> a pakistani girl who was shot by islamic militants has been discharged from a british hospital. the hospital said that the 15-year-old left the day before because shes with well enough to stay with her family in britain. she was shot in the head in october by the pakistani taliban for supporting girls' rights to
. in the capital of damascus, reports of government shutting. the pakistan -- and pakistan, where did 300 people died from measles in 2012. that is five times as many as in 2011. most of the deaths occurred in a province where the disease killed 210 children. 100 of those deaths in the past month alone. we report from one of the worst affected areas. >> we are in a village that constitutes about 400 houses. there are lots of children here. there are at least 250 cases reported. it is absolutely abject poverty. we of just spoken to a mother of three the was told all of her children have measles, but she cannot afford to provide for them. she cannot take them to the doctor. there are elite -- at least seven deaths reported in this village. the people we spoke to said the children have been ill for 10-12 days and have not been treated, some of them have died. we spoke to one mother who told us about how her son died. >> my four-year-old child died from the disease. he was sick for 12 days. he could not open his eyes, and there was fluid coming out of them. we tried everything, but he stopped eating
a government. the pakistan community feels they're being unfairly punished for their beliefs following a graveyard attack. a man tied up a guard and 21 others before smashing more than 100 gravestones. >> the difference between the two halves of this one graveyard is plain to see. one side is neat and orderly, the other smashed to pieces. on december 3 at around one dozen men stormed the cemetery in the middle of the night. armed with guns, pickaxes, and sledgehammers, they set upon these graves, determined to destroy tombstones inscribed with koranic verse is. most are regarded as heretics because they believe there was a profit after muhammad. many frown on muslim prayers and epitaphs. the spokesman did not want to show his face because he feared he would be punished for speaking out. he told me the attack did not come as a complete surprise. >> they wanted us to remove all the islamic text which had been written on the tombstones. >> the discriminant -- the discrimination faced by them is unsurprising because in many ways it is mandated by the state. in 1974, pakistan was first elec
strikes in a number of countries including somalia, pakistan, afghanistan, and yemen. the inquiry will look at 25 separate from strikes including a u.s. attack in pakistan in 2011 where up to 40 civilians are reported to have been killed. in syria today, war planes continued to bomb rubble-held areas near the capital as president assad was shown on television and attending a mosque service to mark the birthday of the prophet. every day, thousands of refugees to flee the violence. the strain on those trying to shelter them is enormous. we have been to a camp in jordan. >> small figures and a vast crisis. every night now, they come in their thousands. most are women and children, terrorized by war. for the children, how frightening is it? >> they keep screaming. they cannot sleep. they cry all the time. >> in the distance and in the country behind them, smoke rises from an explosion. on this side of the border, they meet soldiers to try to help, not kill. >> at each border crossing, or forces are there to receive them. we take them somewhere south, to restore their sense of security
has been stepping up relations with india's neighbors, including pakistan, sri lanka, bangladesh and myanmar by offering them frastructure projects. india is concerned that china's growing military presence may spread between the strait into the indian ocean, a key oil shipping lane. last year, india successfully test fired a ballistic missile with a range of 5,000 kilometers. it can cover most of asia. india unveiled the missile during a military parade in new delhi the day before it tested the k-5. the country seems to be showing off its weapon development capabilities. china and the pakistan are bolstering their military cooperation by engaging in joint exercises while india is steadily upgrading its military on the back of its economic might. if india succeeds in arming its nuclear submarine with the k-5, it will add up to a powerful option in its military strategy. the country's continuing missile program is likely to stir up the region. nhk world, new delhi. >>> and that wraps up our bulletin, i'm dhra dhirakaosal in bangkok. >> dhra, thanks. >>> australia's east coast has
ocean. china has been stepping up relations with india's neighbors, including pakistan, sri lanka, bangladesh and myanmar, by offering them infrastructure projects. india is concerned that china's roving military presence may spread beyond the straits into the indian ocean. a key oil shipping lane. last year, india successfully test fired a ballistic missile with a range of 5,000 kilometers. it can cover most of asia. a military parade in new delhi the day before it tested the k-5. the country seems to be showing off its weapon development capabilities. china and pakistan are bolstering their military cooperation by engaging in joint exercises. while india is steadily upgrading its military on the back of its economic might. if india succeeds in arming its nuclear submarine with the k-5, it will add a powerful option in its military strategy. the country's continuing missile program is likely to start. nhk world, new delhi. >>> developed countries invest billions of dollars in aid every year to help developing nations. it's known as official development assistance or oda. and it c
. at least 15 wounded. the taliban is claiming responsibility. across the border in pakistan combat firefighters killed in drone strikes. u.s. drones targeted three militant hideouts. no word on the identity of those killed but we are told two pont commanders including the head of the training unit for suicide bombers may be among them. also in pakistan four people killed in an attack on a train. top story as we go around the world in 80 seconds. in 80 seco pakistan, that attack happening on a passenger train in the southwestern part of the country. the dead include three passengers and a member of pakistan's military. a dozen more people were injured. so far no one is claiming responsibility for the attack. >> india, an inferno burning at a fuel storage terminal in the west. (siren sounding) it started yesterday in one tank and spread overnight to other tanks because of strong winds. the fire so big, smoke and flames can be seen from nearly ten miles away. officials say several people who work at the facility are missing. china, dense fog being blamed for a 30-car pileup, the massi
, pakistan, and sudan. historians will judged his senate years on his impact on foreign policy much the same way so many people recognized ted kennedy's impact on domestic policy. from his many years in the u.s. senate, he has developed a very personal understanding that we represent not just states or governments, but also people. i once asked john why he loves the senate. he said it is the pride he feels in trying to get things done for people. for three years now, he has been working quietly to help a father from massachusetts, whose two sons were kidnapped and taken to egypt. john even called former president mubarak and had a screaming match with him about it. five times he has been to egypt and every time, colin has been at the top of his list in every meeting. every senator has a colin -- it is what we do. we fight for people back home. as secretary, john will understand that and bend over backwards to help us do that. he will be a terrific bridge from the hill to the administration. i know that john kerry cares deeply about our country and our national security. i know he believes in
in pakistan claimed the lives of more than 100 people, many more injured. the nominations are out with lincoln leading the oscar pack. silver lining playbook has racked up an accomplishment not seen in 30 years. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and also around the globe. three kurdish women have been shot dead in paris in what police described as execution- style killings. one is being identified as the co-founder of the kurdish independent group that has been in an armed struggle with the kurdish government since the 1980's. >> by the time the bodies were removed this morning, riot police were forming a cordon around the murder scene. among them, the yellow hot militant groups. the women were found in a locked room of the information center. they had been shot in the head. the interior minister promised a thorough investigation. they were executed, he said, an extremely grave matter. three women were turkish born activists, the key figure was a co-founder of the group in the 1970's. another was the representative of the national congress based in brussels. the third was
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